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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Foreign Activities

Members of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs participate in Geneva within the Moroccan delegation in the 20th session of the UN Human Rights Council, which started on Monday 18 and continues until the sixth of next month.




The Council is represented by Moulay Ahmed Mghaizlat and Saadani Maoulainain. As in previous sessions, this events will be another opportunity to defend before the Human Rights Council various issues about the Moroccan Sahara conflict, especially in light of current  developments internally mainly the new Moroccan constitution which enhanced human rights and included all components of Moroccan society linguistically, religiously, ethnically and culturally, as well as externally in terms of insecurity in the Sahel and the Sahara due to the activities of terrorist organizations and trafficking networks in drugs, human beings, weapons. In addition, Polisario is involved in a number of related issues.

 


Conference room at the Human Rights Council in Geneva

The delegation will present the Moroccan proposal to grant broad autonomy in the southern regions enabling the Saharan population to live in dignity and independence in handling their own affairs. Moreover, this proposal will end the fragmentation of families retained in the Tindouf camps and the continued violation of human rights inside. The International community will be asked to intervene and stop this human tragedy that took more than three generations and in particular to respond to the repeated call to Algeria to conduct census of the camps population.

It is worth mentioning that the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs is an institution established by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in March 2006.  It consists of 141 members representing all the Saharan society, and contributed to the drafting of autonomy in this sense. This proposal represents a sound and realistic solution to the Sahara conflict, which is a guarantee of the rights of all Saharawi political, social, economic and cultural rights.

The Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs plays an important role in the social and economic development in the Kingdom’s southern provinces.

Morocco presents the second national report on the status of human rights in Morocco during the second round of the universal periodic review before the UN Committee on Human Rights Council in Geneva

(News and events concerning the Western Sahara issue /Corcas)

 

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